Why Did Stocks Drop on Friday?

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Futures are slightly higher as markets bounce following Friday’s declines and after a quiet weekend of news.

The various strikes occurring across the country (writers, UAW) contributed to Friday’s market decline. There was little positive progress over the weekend on resolving either work stoppage.

Geopolitically, President Biden’s National Security Advisor met with China’s foreign minister. The meeting is raising hopes the U.S./China relationship could improve.

Today the only notable economic report is the Housing Market Index (E: 50.0) and that shouldn’t move markets as long as it doesn’t provide a major positive or negative surprise. Barring that, we’d expect pre-Fed positioning to generally drive trading today.

Why Did Stocks Drop

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